Join me in supporting the 3rd Annual Rise for Recovery Walk! The Rise for Recovery Walk brings the community together to celebrate those in recovery and to remember those we have lost to the disease of addiction. This day of awareness serves as a pillar of hope for all who attend. Proceeds benefit Kids Escaping Drugs. I have been honored to be a member of the KEDs Board of Directors since 2013. As I progressed in my career, I was looking to become affiliated with an organization focused on improving the lives of adolescents and young adults in the WNY region. My late father, Nicholas Rizzo, worked for the State of NY in addiction for 30 years, and during this time, became close personal friends with Dick Gallagher. I have been on the Executive Committee since 2014, Chaired the Development Committee from 2015-2017, and served as President of the Board in 2017-2018. As a member of the Board and Executive Committee, I am actively involved in most initiatives pursued by the organization. Over the past several years, we have seen the level of corporate support grow tremendously resulting in a substantial increase in total dollars raised for this critical organization focused on empowering adolescents and families to live a life free from the disease of addiction.